This last week I started reading three recent boxing autobiographies or biographies, but didn’t get far with any of them. They weren’t awful, but weren’t good either – plodding, literally blow-by-blow accounts offering little insight into the moral, emotional and financial complexities of what Mike Tyson has memorably called “the hurt business”.
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Saturday 18 September 2010
Ian Holloway evoked Henry Cooper, Sugar Ray Leonard and Herol "Bomber" Graham as he promised to go toe-to-toe with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. It was vintage Ollie, colourful, quotable and thoughtful. Thoughtful? Oh yes.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
A millionaire pensioner was facing jail today for attempting to kill his ex-wife after she tried to get a share of his money.
Friday 10 September 2010
It's the Queen as you've never seen Her Majesty before – painted in white emulsion on an old Coca-Cola advertising sign found in Thailand. Together with other high-profile figures such as John Lennon, Che Guevara, Andy Warhol and Muhammad Ali, she features in Pakpoom Silaphan's latest exhibition, which opens today at London's Scream Gallery.
Sunday 22 August 2010
Sunday 01 August 2010
Novels set in the world of boxing are thinner on the ground than publicity-shy promoters, but the past couple of months have seen two published. Though, at a mere 112 paperback-sized pages with plenty of white space, it would be more accurate to describe 'Waiting for Carver Boyd' as a novella.
Monday 26 July 2010
Saturday 15 May 2010
Friday 14 May 2010
Thursday 01 April 2010
Tuesday 23 March 2010
Harry Carpenter was a gentleman with a microphone and often looked a little lost in the dirty business of boxing.
Saturday 20 March 2010
Saturday 20 March 2010
Friday 19 March 2010
Saturday 20 February 2010
Wednesday 17 February 2010
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